Addiction treatment programs can include medical, therapeutic, psychiatric, and even alternative therapies to help the recovering addict get healthy and stay sober. At Peekskill Addiction Treatment Centers, we tailor each rehab plan to fit the needs of each patient. Our holistic addiction treatment approach takes various treatment methods, and combines them in order to achieve the best possible results.
The first step in any addiction recovery program is detoxification. This is the process by which the body rids itself of the addictive substance or substances it’s become dependent upon. It is recommended that addicts detox under the supervision of medical professionals. The detox process can be very difficult for some due to the unpredictable nature of withdrawal symptoms. The medical staff at Peekskill Drug Treatment Centers monitor patients around the clock and can provide fluids, medications and other life-saving medical interventions if necessary. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse or dependence, now is the time to call Peekskill Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers at 914-293-2718.
One of the most common treatments to coincide or follow the detox process is individual therapy. The recovering addict meets with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist and talks about their feelings, concerns, fears and explores what events got them to their current state. Therapy can help to find and examine the underlying causes and triggers of addiction and the behaviors that accompany it, and can help to determine if any mental health disorder contributed to or developed as a result of the substance abuse. If mental health disorders such as depression or bi polar disorder are found and diagnosed, the recovering addict will receive dual diagnosis treatment, which focuses on both disorders and helps to manage and treat them simultaneously.
Group and family therapy serve a similar purpose to individual therapy. The idea is still to deal with the causes of addictive behavior and learning how to handle triggers. However, there is an added emphasis upon building a network of social support and mending relationships that were damaged because of addiction-related actions and behaviors. Having a support network is a key factor in whether or not recovery is successful. The support of other patients, who have struggled through similar situations, and the encouragement from family and friends, can make a big difference in the life of a recovering addict.
Alternative medicine also provides the recovering addict with the mental, emotional, and physical support they need to recover from substance dependence and stay sober. Yoga and meditation, for example, are two alternative therapies used at Peekskill Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers. These ancient Eastern practices focus on fostering a strong connection between the mind and body. When thoughtfulness and mindfulness are connected with the workings of the physical body, a person is more in-tune with their needs and can exhibit better impulse control.
Yoga is an exercise program that involves a series of flowing poses and stretches that work the body. Mindful breathing and focus throughout the yoga workout ensures that a person is aware of how all of the muscles and the mind interact and work together. Meditation and meditative breathing further enhance this mental clarity and focus through intentional breathing and physical poses and postures.
When used together, these rehab programs can help to create a holistic approach to addiction treatment that will serve to support and foster a lifelong commitment to recovery and sobriety. Call Drug Treatment Centers Peekskill today at 914-293-2718 and find the help you deserve.